We believe that everybody’s got a story to tell… and their own way of telling it….

That includes you.


If you’ve found your way here, you will have seen one of our shows, care about young people, theatre and the future of society or seen us on social media. Or maybe all three. Whatever your route to 20SH HQ, this is your opportunity to be part of our shared story. 

20 Stories High is an arts charity dedicated to changing young people’s lives through theatre and creativity. We collaborate with culturally diverse, working-class young people as artistic equals to make exceptional, relevant and political theatre that allows their voices to be heard, their talent to shine – and make the world a better place at the same time. 

Your gift will support these areas of our work:

  • career development and training for emerging actors and creatives from communities underrepresented in theatre and the arts. Check out Actors’ Lab
  • new plays made with and for young people, addressing the issues they care about like racism, the climate emergency and disablity justice
  • our Youth Theatre and other national participatory activities, providing free-to-all weekly sessions for over 4000+ often disadvantaged and vulnerable young people from across Merseyside

Our work really does change lives.

“Five and a half years ago, I joined 20 Stories High as a naive and insecure teenager. I leave as an adult with a heart for writing, a love of singing and acting, and a belief that my voice is important. This is something I won’t ever forget.”


We’re committed to making sure that Youth Theatre and our young peoples’ programmes stay free so no one is ever excluded. Through this promise, we’ve supported nearly 350,000 young people since 2006. But we can only keep this pledge with your help.


Everyone can be part of the 20 Stories High community. Even if you think you’re too old, too busy, or not creative enough, you still have a massive role to play. Things you can do:


  • buy tickets to our shows
  • spread the word to friends, family, colleagues or on social media
  • make a gift: it’s safe, quick and easy, just click here to visit our CAF Donate page


Every donation – whether £2 or £2000, a one-off or regular gift – will make a huge difference to our work with young people.

Together we can transform lives, empower young people to tell the stories which matter most to them and create the future we want for young people.

Thank you for your support. You’re all amazing! ❤️

Donate Today

Support in other ways

Raise donations for 20 Stories High when you shop online. The service is free and easy to use once you sign up to it.

How to sign up

Follow the link below, click on the “Support This Cause” box next to 20 Stories High. This will prompt you to create create an account.  You will be asked if you are a UK taxpayer. If you are, please click “Yes” so we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 raised.

Download the Easy Fundraising toolbar and then every time you start shopping online you will be prompted to activate the donations.

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